Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Sea and Cake

There was a free Sea and Cake/ Dirty Projectors concert last night in Millennium Park and boy, was it good! The people-watching was especially amazing. The Dirty Projectors had a cool sound, although something was lost in the distance/ removed sound from the speakers in the park. I loved the female singers' voices, though.

If you can, download "A Fuller Moon" by The Sea and Cake. It's completely worth it, and it's currently my top favorite summer song.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Rooftop gardens!

NYT article here, mentions Frontera's Rick Bayles from Chicago!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

New ideas: Digital >> Material

I'm working with modifying the photopolymer prints by working back into them with gouache and/ or pen. Since the prints never turn out exactly the way that I want them to, I like the idea of recreating them into something that I do like/ want. The photograph is in a constant state of transformation, and there is a conversation and a fluctuation between what looks antique/ old and the abstract, unidentifiable fields of color behind.

Really what I want to do is make the digital material again.

Deer Tick "Art Isn't Real (City of Sin)"

This isn't the greatest recording so I recommend downloading the actual song if you've a mind to, but I dearly love this song. I heard it first on a SXSW sampler from Amazon, and I just got Deer Tick's newest album, War Elephant, a few days ago. It's an interesting and enjoyable blend of folk, country, and bluegrass, one that I may not have liked a year or two ago, but something that I'm definitely growing to appreciate more and more.